Stone County files felony drug charges against two Independence County residents


Two Independence County residents are facing felony drug charges in Stone County Circuit Court.

Court records filed Monday say a Southside woman, Krystal L. Scheffler, 47, was pulled over in Stone County on Highway 14 East, near Pleasant Grove, on April 2.

The court documents say during a search of the vehicle, officers found two baggies of methamphetamine, weighing a total of approximately a quarter-pound.

Scheffler was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver — a felony. Scheffler’s bail was set at $20,000.

If convicted, the charge carries a sentence of 10-to-30 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and a fine not to exceed $25,000.

The other Independence County resident arrested on drug charges on April 2 was Colter S. Vanhorn, 29, of Cushman.

Court records filed Monday in Stone County Circuit Court say a motorcycle driven by Vanhorn was traveling east of Highway 14 and was pulled over for not having a license plate.

Officers made a search and found meth and marijuana after allegedly seeing Vanhorn drop a baggie before coming to a stop, the court records said.

Vanhorn was charged with one felony related to the methamphetamine and one misdemeanor related to the marijuana. Vanhorn was taken into custody and placed on a $5,000 bail.

If convicted on the felony, the charge carries a sentence of 0-to-6 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

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  1. Kind of sad the only way we catch these people is when they do stupid things, consider the amount of money spent on law enforcement you would think they could get the Mexicans who are bringing this shit into our area no big money drops found you find the stash house when it is empty virtually 16th drug task force they already replaced him and evidently they did not miss a beat. We are losing the fight daily at every level as long as you are throwing the disposable labor I E Junkies and low level dealers in prison and never getting the money always getting the disposable labor, and dope you don’t hurt them they have unlimited supply of both focus on the money please or are you scared or paid? I say your scared , you all are even scared to answer me.

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